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  1. Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive
    Barbara Klein Ph.D.
    Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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While it can be rewarding to raise an extremely bright child -- quick, curious, sensitive, and introspective -- it's also a daunting challenge. Parents need insight into their own motivations (as well as those of their children), and the courage and ability to make tough decisions about their child's development. Raising Gifted Kids will help parents understand and cope with the obstacles they face in raising a gifted child, and help them make the best choices for their son's or daughter's growth and happiness.

This upbeat and practical book reveals how parents can:

  • * help develop their child's potential and self-esteem without pressuring them
  • * plan their child's education
  • * work optimally with schools and teachers
  • * recognize and prevent problems
  • * solve family conflicts over parenting issues
  • * avoid the dangers of living vicariously through their child's accomplishments
  • * and much more

Filled with proven solutions to the unique challenges of raising gifted kids, this book is the powerful yet accessible resource parents have long wished for. 239 pages, softcover.

Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions? Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks?

Millions of children--one in five--have what psycholog ist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions--the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation.

The heart of the issue is that they think divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child's intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms:

  • - The three Edison-trait personality types: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos
  • - The eight steps to understanding, reaching, and teaching your Edison-trait child
  • - The connection between the Edison trait and A.D.D.

Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses.

Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested-and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know.

As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about "teaching to the test." They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses.

From the "right" way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child's inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It's just good parenting-and better test scores are icing on the cake. 272 pages, softcover.

  1. The Drama of the Gifted Child
    Alice Miller
    Basic Books / 2008 / Hardcover
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The Drama of the Gifted Child is not about children who receive high grades in school. Instead, it is about those who have survived an abusive childhood. In this book author Alice Miller helps survivors reclaim their lives by discovering their own needs. Hardcover.

  1. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Third Edition - eBookThis product is an eBook
    Alice Miller
    Basic Books / 2008 / ePub
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The Drama of the Gifted Child is not about children who receive high grades in school. Instead, it is about those who have survived an abusive childhood. In this book author Alice Miller helps survivors reclaim their lives by discovering their own needs. Hardcover.

  1. Your Gifted Child: How to Recognize Your Child's Talents
    Joan Franklin Smutny, Stephen Veenker, Kathleen Veenker
    Random House / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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Packed with sound advice drawn from both the latest research and examples from real families, Your Gifted Child covers all the major issues that arise for gifted children and their parents, from birth to age seven. The authors have combined their years of experience studying gifted children, raising their own, and conducting workshops for families. In Your Gifted Child, they share their knowledge on how to recognize the early signs of giftedness, stimulate curiosity and creativity, choose the right books and science projects, foster sound social and moral development, evaluate preschool and primary school programs, develop language skills, and much more.

Encouraging a gifted child is not the same as pumping a "superbaby" full of facts. Rather, it is a way of bringing an extraordinary inborn potential to its full flowering without pressure or intrusiveness. Parents of gifted children and professionals who work with them will find Your Gifted Child the indispensable volume on the subject. 224 pages, softcover.